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. more on the report from the centers of medicare and medicaid services. susan host this isçó 55-minute event. >> i'm susan denser, happy new year and welcome to our briefing on health care numbers. that is ritual as the medicare and medicaid services as well as health affairs to bring out these spending numbers every year, and we're delighted to be able to do that once more. this year we have historic numbers to help act twares and others unveil. and as you will hear and perhaps already read we had an historic slowdown in the rate of health care spending as well as rate of growth in 50 years.ç] of course the other side of the story is health care spending still grew faster than the overall economy so we're not out of our long-term projectry with the health differing to pay for the health 06 our folks.Ñi and i will turn it over to our folks from cms to present the data. you'll be hearing from micah hartman. with the office of the act tware at the centers for medicare medicaid services or cms. he works primarily on historical and age-basedçó national health care spending benefits and
control to education, to national parks. it will not affect military or security costs for medicare, the engine of big spending. it is driving costs. >> let's make tough choices. everything, cutting our own budget. >> the president is aiming at tax breaks at the middle class. >> proposals will make it easier for families to get by, students to get ahead, workers to retire. but it came on the day a new poll confirmed americans top concerns, jobs and the economy. about to debut of every five -- two of every five american workers has been unemployed for six months. we have never seen anything like that before. >> i think people care more about results, about the creation of jobs, about getting a handle on the deficit, then they do about the next speech. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> to americans, tomorrow night. this morning, congress comes out with more bad news on the deficit. even allies acknowledged the president's spending freeze would only make a dent. in washington, back to you. >> metro workers were killed this morning on the tracks. happened a few blocks
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for medicaid and medicare is of such services. >> the morning. i am susan dencer. happy new year and welcome to our briefing on the national health spending numbers. this is a ritual at the centers for medicare and medicaid services as well as for health affairs to bring out these spending numbers every year, and we are delighted to be able to do that once more. this year we have a historic set of numbers to help cms actuaries and other members unveiled. as you were here and perhaps already read, who have had a historic slowdown in the rate of health spending, the slowest rate of growth in 50 years. of course, the other side of the story is that health spending still grew faster than the overall economy, so we are not out of our long-term trajectory of health-care spending growth continuing to outpace the growth in the gross domestic product. with no further ado, i am going to turn it over to our five panelists to present the data further. you will be hearing from mika hartmann, a statistician in the health statistics group. he works primarily on historical and age-based national health esti
the expansion includes higher taxes, includes medicare cuts. it also at the end of the day, according to the congressional budget office, does very little for most people in this country to actually reduce the cost of their health care insurance. in fact, what we've seen through the studies that have been done by the c.b.o., the congressional budget office, by the c.m.s. actuary is for most americans they are going to see at best their health insurance premiums stay the same and if you're in the market, go up. the health care bill is an example of this runaway federal spending. in the latter part of that debate, we got a response from the c.b.o. to a question that was posed by the senator from alabama, senator sessions, with regard to how the accounting is done on medicare. because one of the arguments that we heard throughout the course of the debate is that it would extend the life span of medicare. in fact, when the c.b.o., the the question was posed of them: what happens with this additional medicare tax and these medicare cuts that would be imposed upon providers and on senior ci
these are some of the hearings we had. medicare advantage which you'll hear about tonight. predatory sales practice. may 15, 2008, we did nursing home standards. we passed the nursing home standard law 25 years ago. never had a hearing on it. we had the first one. long-term care insurance, our consumers -- are consumers protected? june 16, termination of individual health insurance policies. you buy an individual family polcy, you fill out an application, right? we had two hearings on this. our investigation took us about 18 months into this. when you fill out your insurance policy, there's most insurance companies have about 1,400 different codes. you go to the local drugstore you fill out your prescription, you run it through the insurance company. if you trigger one of those 1,00 codes, they'll probably go through and review your policy because what this code triggered was it might be very expensive medical treatment you'll face in the future and therefore they are going to dump you off your insurance if they can and they do it under thing called rescission. for instance, one family, th
for taking my call. the so-called reduction in medicare that the republicans more or less talk about on a regular basis is really -- is it information or misinformation about the program, either the senate or the house of representatives bill, are they going to really reduce the amount of money into medicare to pay for this plan? and also the public option, why is it that they are not wanting to really fight for the public option? it seems to me that that would be a good way to go and if people are purchasing insurance, you know, they're responsible for reading the policy and knowing what coverage they have and, you know, it's just like taking out a loan. if you don't read the fine print and you sign on the dotted line, you're responsible. because it's a contract. andity think the republicans are just fear mongering and trying to kill the bill simply because of the input of the lobbyists from the insurance, you know, the big corporations. host: thanks for your call. guest: a comment on the medicare question briefly. the pieces in the health legislation that would reduce costs under m
social security and medicare and medicaid, probably the two main things basically bleeding us dry. but basically it is suicide to talk about those two. so we are going to have to go with, i guess, the spending cuts that he suggested. that is basically all i have to say. host: little rock, arkansas. paul on the republican line. caller: the morning, greta. i would like the president to talk about jobs and the economy. and during the campaign he promised to save millions of jobs. also promised to create millions of dollars. since he has been president he has created a huge deficit, sent $100 million to haiti, and there are many people right here in america who are unemployed, people who need jobs, and i feel that he should concentrate on taking care of the american people first. host: that is the headline in "the wall street journal" and "the new york times." it says -- host: new york city, luis, independent line. the trustee secretary will be testifying about what he knew about aig and that will be at 10:00 a.m. eastern time live on c-span3. also testifying as former treasury secret
on the republican line. caller: thank you for taking my call. the so-called reduction in medicare -- is this information or misinformation? are they really going to reduce the amount of money in medicare to pay for this plan? also, the public option. how come they do not want to fight for that? it seems to me that it would be a good way to go. if people are insuring -- purchasing insurance, they are responsible for reading the policy and numbing their coverage. it is just like taking out a loan. if you sign on the dotted line, you are responsible because it is a contract. i think republicans are just fear-mongering, trying to kill the bill simply because of the input of lobbyists. host: thank you for the call. guest: public comment on the medicare question. the pieces in the legislation that would reduce cost under medicare are comprised of a number of components that have been discussed by legislative advisory commissions in the past, such as the medicare advisory council, which advises congress on issues of payment in medicare. issues have also been raised by the congressional b
entitlement programs like social security and medicare would escape any budget cuts. molly henneberg is live for us at the white house, so i guess the question here, molly, what is included and what is excluded in the spending freeze? >> reporter: hi, jon, the president wants to hold spending at 2010 levels through 2013. but it would only apply to nondefense discretionary spending and that means spending for most governments, departments and agencies. about 17% of the total federal budget. so, what -- that is what would be included. what would be excluded includes the following: the cost of the wars in iraq an afghanistan. foreign aid. homeland security and veterans administration. social security. medicare. medicaid. and those last three there alone, social security, medicare, medicaid, make up 59% of all federal spending each year and they would not be touched by the spending freeze. >> how much money do you save if you freeze these discretionary items. >> reporter: the white house says, if you did it for 2011 it would save between 10 and $15 billion and the white house projects, hey if yo
the cbo they would raise hundreds of billons in revenue and out cut some 500 billion from medicare over 10 years, cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by $132 billion. >> there is a number of things that make that highly i am plausible. dubious really. >> such as covering the uninsured by expanding medicaid. shifting some costs to cash strapped states, or double counting savings in medicare by saying they would extend the life of the program, but also spending the money elsewhere. >>you literally cannot spend the dollar twice, congressman's dream but it won't work. >> then there is the doctor fix in medicare. a move to undue previous efforts to reduce spending. under law the doctor that treat the elderly would face a 21 percent cut in fees this year and every year after that. lawmakers fear that would reduce senior's access to doctors, which they are determined to fix but could not pay for. so they simply where he moved it from the reform bill. >> biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out the doctor fix. >> if that was counted it shifts from reduc
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that doctors treating medicare patients knew what they'd be getting years out so that medicare would have a stability that it needs. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman, madam speaker. and i would say again, somehow in the gentleman's memory of these past years there is something that's left out and that is the -- this body and congress. because during the clinton years, the clinton years that saw prosperity, there was a republican control of congress. and they yielded tax policies that we believe could once again get us back on track. in the same way all the job losses that the gentleman continues to recite and point fingers and blame on the prior administration, if we're going to play that game, i would say that since his party has taken control of this body we've lost in this country 6.1 million jobs. as he says, none of the job losses are acceptable. there are many ways to look at these figures and who was responsible for what and could claim credit for such. but at the end of the day what we're facing right now is a situation where the american people and the small busine
reform as a way to trim medicare spending to fund coverage expansion a lot of these voters were very suspicious of this. you see them getting mobilized in a way that's very unpredictable at the time. i think this was the political mistake. rather than looking to conservative policy elites in the capital, barack obama should have looked to who were those older white republican voters who didn't necessarily love bush, who were willing to give him a chance but who had a very different set of concerns from again those inside the belt way policy wons. i think not getting that visceral sense of concern that particularly a lot of older voters who didn't vote for him in the 2008 election or who stayed home, et cetera that was a big mistake he's still paying for and has exacted some costs in the form of those from the left being disillusioned as well as those on the right. it's a much more confusing landscape. >> i think there's a lot to that. i also think that something that the president said in his inaugural address that hasn't been widely quoted but i thought was extraordinarily shrewd, h
officials will not say what can be cut or eliminated. some programs like medicare and social security, pentagon, veterans programs, and foreign as would be exempt. they want to say $250 billion over the next 10 years. the president needs to rein in spending according to some. giving washington democrats unprecedented spending binge, it is like washington going on a diet after winning a pie eating contest. >> it looks like we will have another huge deficit this year as in last year. >> most indications seem to post -- . towards red ink. -- point toward red beak. >> many are plunging to raise money for the special olympics in maryland. this person is going to great lengths to show support for maryland families. their daughter suffers from down's syndrome. not even one year old, she lost her life before thanksgiving. they started raising money for the plunge in june. they are honoring the memory of their daughter. >> i never would have thought somebody who does not know me cares that much about my daughter. >> the $1,000 donations -- you can join him in joe flacco at the plunge at the ba
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$1.4 trillion again this year. this freeze will not include defense, homeland security, medicare, social security, foreign aid programs. that leaves just 17% of a $3.5 trillion budget subject to this spending freeze, which is aimed at saving about $25 billion a year. white house correspondent savannah guthrie h more on all this. savannah, late today they added white house salaries to the freeze, apparently. i heard liberals in washington picking all this apart today. conservatives picking it apart. i heard somebody say it's not aimed at them, it's aimed out in the country. >> reporter: no question about it. in poll after poll, independent voters put this near the top of their list of the priorities. federal spending deficit control, they are worried about it. right in time for the state of the union. the president unveiled this three-year discretionary spending freeze. you put your finger on it. notice what's not on there, defense spending and entitlement spending is the real driver of our deficits. social security, medicare and medicaid. nevertheless, they say this freeze will a
senator ben nelson? apparently he is asking for money for his state that would be used for medicare and he's asking not to take it anymore? guest: this was done essentially to get senator nelson's vote. it was to expand federal funding for medicare in nebraska. some said great, but what about our state? senator nelson took a lot of heat for this. he's a conservative leaning democrat in a strongly republican state. he's gone around the state and done all kinds of ads to explain his position, and finally he said to senator reed, let's take this off the table. he said let's give it to all states or take it out entirely. host: wlats going on in massachusetts -- with what's going on in massachusetts, how long until he could be sworn into the senate? guest: this is a matter of contention. you haveçó democratic-leaning officials in massachusetts saying it may take two weeks to officially process the win. thers÷ tradition in the senate it is not disputed, you get that person in there as quickly as possible. i can bet republicans would be crying foul if democrats tried to string this out and lea
or security, or entitlements like medicare. >> let us make the tough choices. every family in america has had to do that in cutting our own budget. >> tax breaks are a one to be aimed at the middle class according to the president. >> students to get ahead and workers to retire. with a new poll confirms america's top concerns as jobs and the economy. with many unemployed workers have been unemployed for over six months. we have never seen anything like that before. >> can he convince americans relief is up ahead. >> people care about results and the creation of jobs in getting a handle on the deficit rather than they do abut the next speech. >> the president of the united states. a this morning, congress is expecting more bad news for rising deficits. even the malaise -- even the president's allies say it would barely make a dent in it even given the hiring freeze. >> if you are feeling blue, the cold weather makes january and the next month a prime time for depression. the last full week of january is the most depressing day of thethe holidays are over, bills areif you are feeling down, get
wanted system in which seniors don't have these huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. [applause] and where medicare itself is on a sounder financial footing. those are the things that we are fighting for. and i am not going to stop on them because it is the right thing to do and by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt coming cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system because that is what is gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks that say they don't want to see government spending under control and then are fighting controls at the congressional budget office says would cut a trillion dollars off our deficit over the next two decades. [applause] those aren't my numbers. now, we are never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. we do have to reign in death of his-- deficits that been accumulating. families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. it is time for the federal government to do the same and that is why i propose specific
is essentially a medicare tax that hits individuals who earn more than $200,000 a year and couples earning more than $250,000 a year. it does reflect that principal. we can see the final bill coming out from what's already in the senate version. from those decisions mbings it's the wall street journal that reported he is going to meet with labor leaders on monday. what's the significance of that. labor has been one of the most vocal proponents of the past. getting higher benefits and trading wage increases. they may end up having to be taxed on those benefits or see employers get rid of them. key to reach out labor and try to alleviate concerns. labor is making clear they are going to make a lot of noise about this. >> our guest until 9:15 if you have questions about the current working bill. guest: the public plan and the whole debate over whether the bill should include the public plan and what m many should see as the mechanism about what the public plan could do. a brief description. they get technical. basically in short, this is a mechanism of people buying on the individual market for pe
of the future. one branch has stopped treating medicare patients. it lost $484 million because reimbursements didn't cover costs. >> raise taxes on small businesses, raises taxes on middle-income americans. it raises taxes on medical dices. it increases medicare premiums for our seniors by $50 billion. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi acknowledged mayon's -- mayo as losses -- mayo's losses. >> we salute their work and their right to point out the disparity in reimbursements would be shortsighted not to pass the bill because of one piece of the bill which we will correct. >> reporter: in his annual budget review, california governor arnold schwarzenegger said washington owes the golden state billions. >> my budget includes $1 billion for medicare costs. >> reporter: house and senate democrats are struggling to merge their versions of health care reform into one bill. they and the president hope to have it signed into law before the state of the union address next month. in washington, fox news. >>> the house and senate versions of the bill now need to be merged into one before it can ev
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like social security and medicare. but it was a proposal that both republicans and democrats, i hoped, would like enough to move forward. the spending problem we have, mr. president, is like a cancer, and this chamber refuses to seek any treatment. and while i did not like the proposal completely, i at least supported it because i knew we needed to do something. our spending is out of control. we have a $12 trillion debt. the deficit of last year was was $1.4 trillion, more than the past four years in the bush administration combined. now, i am new to this chamber, so the bizarre still seems bizarre to me, and perhaps the longer you're here, bizarre starts to seem normal. but we cannot spend more than we take in. we cannot continue to amass a debt that our children are going to have to pay for. right now, we have to go borrow money from countries like china because we can no longer raid social security and medicare because those programs now need those dollars to be paid out. but at some point, this country is going to have to pay the piper. at some point, we're going to have to drama
take effect in october, and leave untouched programs like medicare and social security, and national defense. white house spokesman robert gibbs said the cuts would be strategic. >> the president will cut programs that are duplicative or serve what he believes is no important purpose, and instead invest in, as families do, investments for the future. >> woodruff: the proposal would freeze $477 billion out of the $3.5 trillion budget, or about 17% of federal spending. it's designed to save $250 billion over the coming decade. republican leader mitch mcconnell criticized the idea as too small. >> freezing non-defense domestic discretionary spending would be a good idea. however, if you put into the baseline the stimulus, tarp, and you account for inflation, it's not nearly as big a step as the american people are asking us to take. >> woodruff: the president is expected to address the deficit, among other economic issues, including unemployment, in his state of the union message tomorrow night. in an interview with abc news' diane sawyer, mr. obama acknowledged some choices he will mak
on the wealthy is out, but extending in medicaid -- medicare can stay. there will be some combination of the house's national insurance exchange and the senate's state controlled exchange. >>> a utah congressman will introduce a bill that could mean d.c. residents would vote on gay marriage. he believes that residents should vote to overturn that law if the issue was put on a ballot. d.c. council members passed that law legalizing gay marriage in the district, but congress could block the measure within the next 30 days. >>> the nation's top bankers are testifying now to a special commission in washington. with new bank bonuses limit large, they are trying to defend themselves, saying greed and recklessness or not to blame for the financial crisis. >> the nation's top bankers were sworn in and grilled. billions on bonuses for industry that accepted a historic bail out. >> people are angry. >> on the risky loans that triggered a global recession. >> acts of god, these were acts of men and women. >> the bankers defended their bonuses. >> the compensation always correlated with the resul
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". >> the government is using music legend chubby checker to advertise the twist in the medicare drug program o january 1st, one millo income seniors became eligible for more benefits under the so-called extra help program. the old method calculated life insurance policies, as sets. the social security administration is urging seniors previously rejected now to reapply. for more information on the extra help program, call this toll free number. 8772 with 1213. still ahead. a terror suspect has his day in court. what he told the judge. >> and michael jackson's doctor is making headlines again. the conflicting reports tonight about his specific case. >> >> a man accused of trying to blow up an airplane on christmas day faced the judge today. umar farouk abdul mutallab appeared in federal court today for six charges. related to the attempted terrorist attack. he was only in court for several minutes. long enough to answer a few questions and plead not guilty. umar farouk abdul mutallab could face life in prison, if convicted. >> meantime, security at airports abroad get tighter after the botched attack ch
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counting savings in medicare. >> you literally cannot spend the same dollar twice. congressman's dream, but it won't work. >> another part of health care reform is so costly lawmakers made it a separate measure. so it would not inflate the cost of the health care bill. >> meantime, state lawmaker pat mcdonogh is trying to storm health care reform in a court of law. written a letter to gansler, and asking him to join a lawsuit against the plan. mcdonogh said the bill forces everyone to get insurance, and gives some states preferential treatment. >> the top law enforcement officer of every state in the nation should be on this case. to ignore it is to say, i don't care about the people. i don't care about the constitution. i don't care about the rights of the citizen. i don't care about doing my job. >> pat mcdonogh may introduce a bill in annapolis, if the lawsuit does not work. >> would you vote to keep or replace members of u.s. congress. so far 7 percent want to keep the members of congress. 93 percent want to replace them. and angelia responds on facebook. saying i think a lot of co
to not include some of the biggest such as medicare and social security. the question now is was the speech good for the president and his agenda and his party? the answer to that will come in time. wbal tv 11 news. >> not all members of congress were present at the state of the union address. one person was at loyola university to outline themes in his book and the fed. >> i could not go to the house floor tonight to listen to the speech. the secret is i do not feel like i will be missing a whole lot. >> his book is his response to the big government solutions for the financial crisis. he is co author of a current bill requiring an audit of the federal reserve. we have a number of resources on the president's state of the union address on our website. you can watch the entire address, reading transcripts and take our online survey where you can grade in his performance so far. there is a link on our homepage >> funeral service arrangements have been made for a foreigchars matthias. he died monday at his home at the age of 87. >> we are following breaking news at this hour from north
't effect national secur security, medicare, medicaid or social security. >> president also called for bipartisanship and bickering among democrats and republicans was nearly sport during health care reform and would like to see lawmakers work together but they are not holding their breath. >> as long as the republicans are just absolutely dedicated to disrupting our country. then he will have a very difficult time. >> they just don't want to work for the people. they want to work for themselves. you can tell that by the lobbyist. >> good idea. forget about what party. let's get the country moving in the right direction. >>reporter: okay. that brings us to our question of the day now. will the president's speech help encourage lawmakers to work together. good to our web site and tell us what you think. sound off through face book. is send us a twet at fox baltimore. text your answer to 45203 enter a for yes and b for no and response may air tonight at 10:00. >> battle over gay marriage takes a new turn in maryland. >> jeff tells us annapolis lawmakers are debating whether
. it'll raise taxes, it'll raise taxes, it'll hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs around run our nation deeper into debt. >> the republican victory is a major setback for the obama administration. it could make it harder, if not impossible to pass his health care bill, the overhaul we've been waiting to hear about. >>> 6:06, around here, we have pipes bursting, teachers trying to teach, police trying to protect. >> what's a governor to do? >> linda sow, it's money this morning. >> balancing this budget isn't easy. there's $2 billion gap. the governor is taking a different approach. o'malley wants to dip into reserve funds and use accounting maneuvers to spare the hole. o'malley outlined his budget proposal in annapolis on tuesday. republicans argue it's all a ploy to get through the election year and once that's over, expect to see a major tax hike next year. >> fund transfers, uh, that are not ongoing cuts, uh, shifting operating budget into the capital budget and taking federal stimulus dollars are all a bad prescription that may serve to get the administration past the november elect
to reform health care without shifting medicaid cost to the states and cutting medicare and raising taxes. we'll do that by implement common sense reforms. letting bying health care . ending 45 lows lawsuits of hospitals that drive up health cost. our solutions are not thousand page bills that no one read after being crafted behind closed doors with special interests. our proposals are available on . we welcome your ideas on fates book and twitter. all americans agree that this nation must become more energy independent and secure. we are blessed here in america with vast natural resources and we must use them all. advances in technology can unleash more gnarl gas and nuclear wind and coal and alternative energy that lower utility bills. here in virginia we have the opportunity to be the first state on the east coast to explore and oil and natural explore and oil and natural gas off shore. you this administration policies are delaying off shore production and hindering nuclear expansion and seeking to impose job and cap and trade energy taxings. now is the time to adopt
the center for medicare education, the better jobs better care of national program. she was a political appointee during the clinton administration, serving in the department of health and human services. she also was assistant secretary for aging in 1997. she is been a senior researcher for health services research and project hope center for health affairs previously. to begin, but welcome to the podium. let's welcome him to the podium. >> people tend to view long-term care through a particular lands, depending on what they are interested in. some people focus on specific federal programs. they might focus on quality issues or workforce issues. they also tend to focus on specific populations of elderly. as carol levine said in her article, the whole is often eclipsed by a separate part. this article is an attempt to paint a picture of that hole, although i realize there are plenty of my own biases in it. we include people receiving long-term care from public programs, from family members, from private paid workers, whether they live in the community or institutions, whether they are e
and medicare and medicaid were all attacked in their own time as the end of america's way of life. and are now for the most part a cherished part of the social fabric of america. and it remains because in massachusetts, the state that has already adopted a similar healthcare program, not even the republican senate candidate who voted for the massachusetts plan would speak against it. this year we will also work hard to enact legislation to build our energy independence. and create clean energy jobs. we'll push for final passage of wall street reform to bring accountability back to our financial sector. that bill would protect americans from some of the most abusive practices that led to the economic crisis. keep taxpayers off the hook for future bailouts. to the too big to fail firm and safeguard our entire economy from another collapse brought on by wall street's most reckless gambles. energy legislation and regulatory reform are both powerful actions on behalf of working families. it goes without saying that in the majority -- if the majority ruled in the senate, america would be closer to e
movement, social security, medicare, the minimum wage, the 40-hour week, the civil-rights act, the voting rights act -- that is what made the united states a beacon of hope in a confused and divided world. but to many people now take for granted government rolls as protector of wall street and the privilege. they see middle-class americans as overpaid and underworked. as the social security as a problem -- they see social security as a problem rather than the only piece of our retirement system that actually work. they feel sorry for homeless people but fail to see the connection between downsizing and outsourcing in inequality and homelessness. the republicans offered the middle class the false hope of tax cuts. the end up in reaching the rich, devastating the middle-class by destroying institutions like public education and social security that make the middle class possible. are you try to tell me something? >> yes, we are now in your question and answer period. [laughter] >> we're going to start with a question and answer period. >> i can wrap up and a couple of minutes but not 30 sec
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